Deep learning logo detection with data expansion by synthesising context
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© 2017 IEEE. Logo detection in unconstrained images is challenging, particularly when only very sparse labelled training images are accessible due to high labelling costs. In this work, we describe a model training image synthesising method capable of improving significantly logo detection performance when only a handful of (e.g., 10) labelled training images captured in realistic context are available, avoiding extensive manual labelling costs. Specifically, we design a novel algorithm for generating Synthetic Context Logo (SCL) training images to increase model robustness against unknown background clutters, resulting in superior logo detection performance. For benchmarking model performance, we introduce a new logo detection dataset TopLogo-10 collected from top 10 most popular clothing/wearable brandname logos captured in rich visual context. Extensive comparisons show the advantages of our proposed SCL model over the state-of-The-Art alternatives for logo detection using two real-world logo benchmark datasets: FlickrLogo-32 and our new TopLogo-101.